The Media Sandbox Integrated Media Arts Curriculum is open to students majoring in Advertising, Journalism or Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media (major: Media & Information) in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University.
The curriculum is split in to three (3) levels, designed to begin as Freshman, that enhance and prepare students for capstone work in their chosen major listed above.
|Three classes (all three assume introduction to critical thinking; play; exploration; making; use of social media for communication, distribution, and critiquing and discussion). Introduce theories and principles of storytelling, design, sound/m sic, and imaging which are common across all areas of media production. Large college level classes, limited equipment requirements, basic software, team taught.
||CAS 110 – CREATIVE PROCESS
CAS 111 – THE DIGITAL IMAGE
CAS 112 – STORY SOUND & MOTION
|2. PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUE/TECHNOLOGY|
|Utilizing tutorials and professional equipment and software, provides introductory training in the creative tools used by professional creators. Moderate sized college level classes, taught by experts in techniques, requires some college-provided equipment. Eight one credit classes. Laptop requirement.||CAS 201, 202 – AUDIO + VIDEO I & II
CAS 203 – DESIGN
CAS 204 – WEB DESIGN
CAS 205 – MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY
CAS 206 – GRAPHICS + ILLUSTRATION
CAS – 207 ANIMATION
CAS – 208 INTERACTION
|3A. INDIVIDUAL DEPARTMENTAL MAJORS
|Student teams create real world media solutions related to entertainment, information, issues, and marketing/persuasion. Team taught courses in JRN, TISM, and ADV, with an emphasis on teamwork, innovation, and cross departmental collaboration. Smaller departmental classes, utilize less equipment, but at highest level.
|Offer students the opportunity to specialize in and explore an interest area. Admission by application. Open to students across departments. Students admitted as cohort develop sense of team over 2 year period.
|3C. MANAGEMENT & PRODUCING
|Production management, budgeting, copyright, distribution, marketing. Moderate sized classes, interdepartmental connections. Establish a connection between management and creative.||PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT|